Former Secretary of State Colin Powell dies from COVID-19 complications
WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, the first Black Secretary of State, died Monday due to complications from COVID-19, his family said in a statement on Facebook.
Powell, 84, was fully vaccinated from COVID-19, his family said. Powell was previously diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer that hurts the body’s ability to fight infections.
He received treatment at Walter Reed National Medical Center.
“General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated,” the family said in the statement. “We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment. We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American.”